Dispatches No. 178

Hot off the press:

InterManager welcomes new Full Member: Red Sea Marine Management. www.redseamm.com

InterManager Members are invited to note the launch of the ICS MLC website which is incorporated into the new ICS Website. The website has been produced in response to member feedback and can be accessed either directly from the right hand side of the front page of the ICS website and clicking the icon “Are you ready for the ILO MLC?” It can alternatively be accessed directly by going to the following website address. http://www.ics-shipping.org/are-you-ready-for-the-ilo-mlc-

The site contains all information relating to the MLC including how to access the various ILO and ICS publications which have been produced as well as an updated list of frequently asked questions and answers. The site also links directly into the ILO portal for the latest information regarding ratifications, national laws and determinations and social security information.

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Last week

26-27 November – London – Maritime Anti Corruption Network meeting – Kuba Szymanski attending as an observer on behalf of InterManager. Report to follow
28 November – Roma – Italy – ‘NATIONAL SHIPPING: THE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE OPERATORS’ – Massimo de Vincenzo CEO of SEAFLAG representing InterManager

This Week
02 December – London – Wellington – Nautical Institute Standardisation seminar (free of charge ) – Capt. Tim Crowch speaking
4-5 December – London – IMO COUNCIL – 111th session – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager
Looking forward:

10 December – 1730 London, St Michael Paternoster Royal, by Cannon Street The Mission to Seafarers Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager
11 – 12 December, Congress Centre, London The 9th Annual Ballast Water Management Technology Conference – Kuba Szymanski speaking

Quick summary of meetings attended (new feature requested by members)
It was recognized by all the speakers that the level of communication with the Italian Administration has improved substantially in the recent 2-3 years and that the Administration is showing a positive attitude in finding practical solutions able to smooth the difficulties arising from obsolete national laws, rules and regulations.
The creation of a Permanent Commission for the revision of the Code of Navigation and other shipping related national laws (law n°616 and decree 435 in particular) is the first step towards the necessary harmonization of the Italian rules with the international Conventions and to avoid the problem of “local interpretations’” frustrating the national Operators.
In this respect, the parties agreed about the need for a prompt shifting of possible controversies to an higher and central level whenever they might occur.
The necessary reduction of bureaucracy is achievable through the revision of the regulatory environment but also through an extended use of IT tools: the program named PMIS 2 is presently in use for Operators calling Italian ports although the system requires some adjustments to become a really efficient mean for completing the necessary formalities with the Coast Guard, the Police, The Health Organization and the Custom Authority by a unique web-based declaration.
One of the major problems suffered by the Italian Owners with vessels trading in non Italian waters is indeed the need to involve the local Italian Consulate or Embassy for the endorsement of the SMC or ISSC and also for the Safety Equipment certificates: the review of the decree n°435 is the tool by which this problem can be permanently solved but – meanwhile – Capt. Giardino and his department within VI REPARTO are playing an essential role in “rounding the corners” and avoiding unnecessary loss of time and money by assisting the local Consulates.
The recent ratification by Italy of the MLC Convention will create extra burden for the Administration during 2014 which is expected to be a very difficult year because of the high number of ISSC renewal audits to be arranged. Capt. Busraghi (4th Department of VI REPARTO) was confirming the creation of an additional task force for the efficient dealing with the expected work load.
Admiral Carlone concluded the event urging the need for all the parties to timely anticipate the problems, particularly those possibly arising by the entry into force of new regulations. The Permanent Commission will be then able to include in the next agendas subjects like Ballast Water Management and the use of LNG in the shipping industry.
STANDARDISATION SEMINAR – Kuba Szymanski, InterManager reporting
Theme started at our AGM, where shipping industry is looking at ways to bring in standardisation in order to help itself, especially people at sea. Panel Consisted of Airline Pilot – Tim Crowch, Sea Pilot – Don Cockrill and E-Navigation (S-mode) Expert David Patraiko. It was “full house” and discussion focused around existing solutions and differences. The stickiest point in my opinion was lack of standard language when in ports around the world, were shipping industry accepts that Pilot – Master – Tug Boat and Linesman communication is broken as local mariners (Tug Boat and Linesman) refuse to use international standard language – ENGLISH.

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10 December – 1730 London, St Michael Paternoster Royal, by Cannon Street The Mission to Seafarers Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,
Shipping Minister, Stephen Hammond will lead The Mission to Seafarers Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, joined by Jeremy Penn, Chief Executive, The Baltic Exchange; Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General, InterManager; John Nelson, Chairman of Lloyd’s of London and Katharina Stanzel, Managing Director, INTERTANKO.
Tickets £27.50. contact Rebecca Watson: 020 7246 2939 or online at https://festival-of-nine-lessons.eventbrite.co.uk/
Doors open on 10 December, 17.30, St Michael Paternoster Royal, by Cannon Street., followed by a reception until 21.00 at Skinners Hall.
11 – 12 December 2013, Congress Centre, London The 9th Annual
Ballast Water Management Technology Conference
InterManager members are invited to attend the conference at a 20% discount. If you register by Friday 4th October, you’ll receive an additional saving of up to £300 – so right now is the best time to contact Informa!
To receive the discount they will need to quote VIP code FKT2543EMSPK.
If interested please contact James Davis Marketing Manager BWM Tech 2013
28th – 29th January 2014 Port Finance International London 2014 Copthorne Tara Hotel Kensington, London
Website: http://portfinanceinternational.com/events/pfilondon Port Finance International
PFI London 2014 will place a spotlight on the key drivers and inhibitors to expansion and development across Africa’s ports. This highly focused event will investigate the challenges ahead – as well as placing a strong focus on the impact of recent developments and their wider implications.
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18–20 March 2014 Green Ship Technology Conference 2014 Thon Hotel Arena, Oslo
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Lloyd’s Register provides new DVD to promote safe boat transfers
Short film to educate employees about the best ways to minimise risks when working over water
Lloyd’s Register has issued a new short film entitled Safe Boat Transfers to help provide marine surveyors with comprehensive instructions on how to safely transfer between two vessels at sea.
Working over water and, in particular, boat transfers, during which surveyors switch from a transfer vessel to the boat they are surveying, is a very high-risk activity. The film, originally developed for Lloyd’s Register employees, aims to raise awareness about the associated risks and hazards, and to provide instruction for every stage of the transfer.
It is hoped that Safe Boat Transfers will help to significantly reduce the accidents associated with boat transfers.
Receiving your copy:
The DVD can be ordered from the Lloyd’s Register webstore: http://www.webstore.lr.org.

Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General
+44 7624 498 266
web: www.intermanager.org


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